Posts Categorized: General Pest Info

Lyctidae and Anobiidrae Powder Post Beetles

The Wooden Hole Mystery Are you finding tiny round holes in your wooden furniture or in your hardwood floors? Chances are you have an infestation of Lyctidae or Anobiidrae powder post beetles. If you find sawdust (frass) that is light in color chances are the infestation is active. If the sawdust is a darker color… Read more »

THE DRUGSTORE BEETLE (Stegobium paniceum)

Is Your Food Pantry Safe? The drugstore beetle was most likely named as such because it was found infesting early pharmacies where dried herbs and other plants were used to compound medicines. Today they are known as pantry pests eating almost any dry foot product consumed by humans. Unlike many other food pests (excluding moth… Read more »

WHAT KIND OF COCKROACH DO I HAVE?

Cockroaches pose a serious threat to human health. They, cockroaches emit allergens that worsen asthma symptoms and transmit disease pathogens that cause diarrhea, typhoid fever, dysentery and food poisoning among other ailments. Cockroaches are also loathed by most people and evoke a stigma that creates the perception that infested homes and businesses are dirty and… Read more »